Chamber of commerce of nearly 20 states and about 26 from abroad will participate in conclaves during the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit in January 2019. The move is expected to result in the formation of a consortium of business bodies from across the country, to effectively represent their cases with state and central governments.
Chamber of Commerce from states will participate in a National Conclave while those from abroad will participate in a Global Conclave, being held as a part of MSME Conclave, said Jaimin Vasa, president of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), which is given the task of organizing MSME Conclave by the state government.
“The conclave will try to address three major challenges faced by the MSMEs across the country. These are upgrading the technology as well as bottlenecks in marketing and in getting finance,” Vasa told media persons in the city.
The National Conclave may also result in the formation of a national consortium of all the apex chamber of commerce in respective states. “It will enable the exchange of ideas among businessmen of different states and even sharing of business opportunities,” said Vasa.
The MSME Conclave will showcase capabilities of different sectors of Gujarat and enable businessmen to get orders from within the country and even export orders. It will have Buyer-Seller Meets, B2B meeting, opportunities for vendor development for MSMEs as well as interaction with academia of the premier institutes for higher education in and around Ahmedabad.
GCCI has entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with close to 40 business bodies abroad. It has invited all of them for the Global Conclave.
“We have received confirmation from 26 organizations and hope that all the 40-odd bodies will participate in the conclave,” said Vasa. GCCI will also have at least one of its representative in all the delegation by the state government that will conduct roadshows in different states as well as in different countries as a part of Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
A Vibrant Gujarat Shopping Festival is also being planned to showcase the expertise of players in textile as well as gems and jewelry sector.